Commander Karachi visits flood affected areas

Commander Karachi Rear Admiral Sayyid Khawar Ali Monday visited flood affected areas of Sindh to assess the current flood situation. Singer Fakhir, who has joined hands with Pakistan Navy in relief goods collection efforts, also accompanied Commander Karachi. Later, the Admiral went on aerial recce of affected areas of Petaro, Sehwan, Thatta and Sujawal to assess the ground situation. In aforesaid areas, flood has wreaked havoc and inundated most parts including area between Thatta and Sujawal, Sujawal link road with Thatta, eastern and northern parts of Thatta, Sujawal city areas and national highway between Thatta and Kotri. Meanwhile, Pakistan Navy search and rescue teams continue rescue missions in flooded areas. Hovercrafts, helicopters and boats are augmenting rescue efforts. During last 24 hours, 2300 people were rescued from various locations and 1150 patients were provided medical treatment. From Qambar Shahdadkot, 850 people were rescued by two rescue teams operating in the area. 450 persons were evacuated from Jacobabad and 200 from Dadu district. PN hovercrafts undertaking rescue operations in Sujawal, evacuated 830 people to safer locations. Relief camps established at Sukkur, Khairpur, Thatta and Jamshoro are working at full capacity. Dry ration and relief goods are being distributed in all relief camps. Three trucks reached Thatta today carrying 37000 Kilograms of relief goods for distribution amongst flood victims. During next 24 hours, rescue missions will continue in Qambar Shahdadkot, Jacobabad, Sheranpur, Dadu and Thatta districts.

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